Bayern Leverkusen director of sport Rudi Voller has revealed the club are hoping to sign Chelsea’s Kevin De Bruyne in January, according to the Metro.
A host of Bundesliga clubs have been linked with the Chelsea winger, who is set to be allowed to leave Stamford Bridge once the transfer window opens.
The Belgian has struggled to nail down a first team place under Jose Mourinho, and wants to join a club where he will get regular first team football ahead of the summers World Cup.
De Bruyne impressed in the Bundesliga last season whilst on loan at Werder Bremen, and hopes to make a return to Germany in January, and Bayern Leverkusen have made no secret of their desire to sign him.
‘We made no secret of our interest in Kevin De Bruyne right from last summer,’ Voller told Germany’s Sky Sport. ‘There are many clubs interested in him.
‘Regardless of our league position, we’re always looking for new players.
‘It’s possible that we do sign somebody this winter, but then again, we could go into the second half of the season with the same team and look to do something next summer.
‘If you do anything, then it’s got to be a top alternative to what we’ve already got here.’